Next-Gen BMW 7 Series Ready For Debut


BMW has finally broken its silence on the next-gen 7 Series, with the Bavarian manufacturer announcing a reveal date of 10th June via a teaser video published on YouTube. From the teaser alone, we are able to confirm that the latest 7 Series will be available in 750Li form, and will feature the German firms Laserlight technology first seen on the i8.

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The sixth-generation BMW 7 Series is set to go on sale later this year, with the Malaysian market probably seeing a slightly delayed launch date. Key among the goals for the new 7 Series is a significant weight reduction via the use of a combination of aluminium, magnesium, high-strength steel and carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Weight savings are expected to be in excess of 100kg.

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The new model will be offered with a range of turbocharged four, six, eight and 12-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and the option of rear or four-wheel drive. The petrol engines are derived from a new modular architecture with a 500cc individual cylinder capacity. Today’s 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine will also be utilised (updated, of course), along with a new 4.0-litre V8 and a 6.0-litre V12. The V8 and the V12 engines are also set to be used by Rolls-Royce.

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On paper, BMW appears to have attempted to update the 7 Series without changing too much of its key ingredients. Whether it is enough to take on the upcoming Audi A8 and hugely successful Mercedes-Benz S-Class is yet to be seen.

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The most recent member of the collective, Kiron now follows the team to cover local and international automotive events. He is now training in multimedia journalism, acquiring experience in onsite reporting, feature writing, photography, videography, and social media engagement. Conspicuously influenced by Andrew and Jack in the rewarding life of a biker, Kiron now harbours a deep-seated love for motorcycle riding (and fuel-saving).

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